Opportunities lost to save Luton baby

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Significent lessons need to be learned following the death of a Luton baby a serious case review has said.

Baby Imran’s mum Jessica Price and her mother Angela Price, were each jailed for eight years in 2015 after being found guilty of causing the death of the baby at his home in Morris Close, Luton in January 2014.

The court heard in the last nine days of his life he had lost 17% of his bodyweight, due to the pair’s unwillingness to feed him.

After the review findings were announced todayan NSPCC spokesman said: “This distressing case starkly highlights the huge workloads child protection professionals were trying to cope with at the time of this toddler’s tragic death. However, opportunities to help him were sadly missed and information gathered about the family over a four year period was never properly shared.

“While the mother and grandmother, found guilty of allowing Imran’s death, were evasive and deceitful it is clear that more effective communication and intervention could have saved his life.”

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